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04-28-2001, 04:21 PM
Hey, how did you guys pull off the seperate drive enclosure for Beast?
just curious


[This message has been edited by TonyTasty (edited 28 April 2001).]

04-28-2001, 04:25 PM
I think I speak for a few of us here when I say this:

What do you mean, exactly?

04-28-2001, 06:46 PM
search for "beast" on the mac gurus site

04-28-2001, 07:50 PM
As it says on the page, they just used some SCSI cables connected to an Ultra 2 SCSI card to connect to a burly drive enclosure.

04-28-2001, 08:58 PM
Can anyone go into it a little more? just seems like an interesting thing to do
Pardon the whole moron thing, but that seems too easy. i dunno


04-29-2001, 12:34 AM

Burly enclosures here http://www.macgurus.com/shoppingcart/obj_show_page.cgi?mgscsienclosures.html as well as the necessary internal cables further down the page. Necessary Granite external cables and terminators here http://www.macgurus.com/shoppingcart/obj_show_page.cgi?mgscsiterminators.html

Hardest part is figuring out what to order. Just remember to choose the Granite internal cables on the same page as the Burly boxes, just further down the page.

I just went thru this on the RAID Forum, how I figured what to order at the bottom of the page in the topic. k

04-29-2001, 08:43 AM
A good example of how to do it is in the 'Gurus Roll-Your-Own-Raid page - K has an even more detailed description in his forum posting.

I've used that page (the 'Gurus one) to build up my two RAID boxes from Burly enclosures etc..


04-30-2001, 12:08 AM
Tony: forgive the boys, sometimes they assume we all know the properties of our toys. Every Mac since the Mac II series until the Blue and White G3s (i.e. NOT the B&W G3, and not the newer Cube, iMacs, and G4s) came with an external SCSI port, which enables you to connect a SCSI cable and hook up SCSI stuff like Zip drives, scanners, etc.

Most of this peripheral stuff just lays on people's desks, but it is possible to mount it in a box (enclusure, we prefer Burly). You can put any SCSI peripheral in an enclosure; your usage is only limited by the connection type, which affects data rate and cable length.

Magician built up Beast with an 8-drive enclosure connected to an LVD SCSI card that sits in a PCI slot, and he constructed it according to ChrisYip's link; the Roll Your Own RAID tutorial.

Sorry if this underestimates your knowledge; I was trying to make sure you knew the basics before tackling the recommended readings.